RV fire spreads to brush along I-84; traffic affected in Gorge


Interstate 84 was closed briefly in both directions Thursday afternoon after an RV sparked a brush fire.

Oregon State Police posted on Twitter that the fire was burning near milepost 123, between Biggs Junction and Arlington.

Brush/Grass fire caused by RV has both directions of I-84 closed at MP123. https://t.co/JRBPIyxfPz for detour info pic.twitter.com/xshIeMGGu5— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) September 1, 2016

According to Gilliam County dispatchers, the RV fire spread to brush on both side of the highway.

Flames could be seen burning close to the roadway and traffic was stopped in both directions at one point. As of 2 p.m. one lane was open in each direction.

Video of flames from fire in gorge outside of Biggs @fox12oregon pic.twitter.com/4OxlX1mRwi— Kandra Kent (@KandraKPTV) September 1, 2016

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There were no reports of injuries associated with the fire and flames were not threatening any structures.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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